Two people were arrested after attempting to take commemorative World Wrestling Entertainment chairs and assaulting a crew member at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., July 19.
Police said two 20-year-old men snuck into a WWE trailer at the conclusion of the "Great American Bash" event and stole $300 chairs, which are part of the ringside package.
The chairs, decorated with WWE stars, can sell for hundreds of dollars online. A Nassau police spokesman told Newsday the two men admired the chairs during the show.
A WWE crewmember chased the men and tried to restrain them. In the process, he was hit with a bottle and bit on the back, according to the police spokesman.
Police eventually arrested the men. One was charged with third-degree burglary and the other with second-degree assault. The crewmember was sent to a local hospital but refused treatment because he did not want to jeopardize his position with the WWE by missing the next event, WWE officials told Newsday.
Meanwhile, another fan took off with the chairs, police said.